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  • CDC monitoring technician for possible Ebola exposure 15 hours 10 minutes ago

    Atlanta: A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials have said. The person working in a secure laboratory in Atlanta may have come into contact with a small amount of...
  • Expanding Internet access would do more good than tackling HIV: Study December 12, 2014

    Geneva: Dramatically expanding broadband access would boost the global economy and could do more good than investing in HIV prevention or clean drinking water, according to a study published Thursday. Economists commissioned by think-tank Copenhagen Consensus Centre calculated that tripling access to mobile broadband networks in developing countries by 2030 would...
  • Six, including a woman, held in Gurgaon for prostitution December 9, 2014

    Gurgaon: Six people, including a 22-year-old woman, were arrested on Tuesday for their involvement in a prostitution racket, police said. Sumit, Amit and Gaurav from Hisar, Navneet from Jind and Abhishek from Gurgaon were arrested from a room in South City-2 area. All six are between the age group of 20-25...
  • 35 US hospitals ready to treat Ebola patients December 3, 2014

    Atlanta: US health authorities have announced that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have designated a total of 35 hospitals to be ready to treat Ebola patients. The CDC worked together with state health authorities to determine which hospitals could be designated "Ebola treatment centres". "As long as Ebola is spreading...
  • Bihar imposes ban on tobacco November 7, 2014

    Patna: The Bihar government on Friday announced a ban on tobacco and its products to ward off its ill effects on citizens. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi announced the ban on zarda, paan masala and other tobacco products on Tobacco Prevention Day. The CM also said that tax on tobacco...
  • NIA files chargesheet in ISI spy case October 24, 2014

    Chennai: A preliminary charge sheet was filed by the National Investigation Agency in a court in a case of alleged attempts to spy for Pakistan's intelligence agency, ISI, and carry out sabotage activities in South India. The charge sheet was filed against Zahir Hussain, Siva Balan...
  • US confirms first case of Ebola contracted on US soil October 13, 2014

    Washington: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Sunday that a Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola the first case contracted on American soil. "This development is understandably disturbing news for the patient, the patient`s family and colleagues and the greater Dallas community," the CDC...
  • Those under preventive detention have right to vote: Election Commission September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: People under preventive detention have the right to vote, the Election Commission has said ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, and warned that there should be "no ground" for any grievance due to noncompliance of the directive. Against the backdrop of allegations that political activists and...
  • One million newborns die within 24 hours of birth: UN September 17, 2014

    United Nations: One million babies each year died within 24 hours of birth from mostly preventable causes, a UN report said on Tuesday. The 2014 Committing to Child Survival, a Promise Renewed progress report showed that many of these deaths could be easily prevented with simple, costeffective interventions before, during and...
  • Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Barack Obama September 17, 2014

    Washington: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday. "If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and...
  • Gambia on high alert for Ebola outbreak August 22, 2014

    Banjul: Gambia's ministry of health and social welfare said on Thursday that it is on high alert for a possible Ebola outbreak in the country and are taking preventive measures to tackle the disease. Modou Njai, director of health promotion and education at the ministry, said that so far there has...
  • UN to adopt measure aimed at conflict prevention August 21, 2014

    United Nations: Security Council members have agreed on a resolution aimed at intensifying efforts to prevent conflicts at a time of growing unrest around the world, Britain's UN envoy said on Wednesday. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said the council will vote on the resolution today at the start of an...
  • CBI raids officials of Customs and Central Excise Department August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered three cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act against officials of the Customs and Central Excise department as well as Ispat India Ltd. "Allegedly, customs officials favoured Ispat and in return received bribes between 2006 and 2010. The fact came to light...
  • Woman subinspector arrested for receiving Rs 1500 bribe June 27, 2014

    A woman subinspector (SI) was caught redhanded by the Lokayukta police accepting a bribe of Rs 1,500 in Indore on Thursday. The woman SI identified as Ansuia Jain was caught following a tipoff by Shailendra Singh Sikarwar, Superintendent of Police (SP) Lokayukta, Virendra Singh told reporters. Sikarwar's daughterinlaw had filed a complaint...
  • Copyright piracy has reached alarming level in China, India: Report June 26, 2014

    Washington: An influential Congressional caucus in a latest report has expressed concern over alarming level of copyright piracy in four countries China, Russia, Switzerland and India. It has added India to the 2014 Watch List. The report "2014 International Piracy Watch List," by International Creativity and TheftPrevention Caucus highlights the...
  • Charges framed in Mumbai blasts cases of 20022003 June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Twelve years after blasts rocked the city between December 2002 and March 2003, the special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court on Tuesday framed charges against 16 accused. Saquib Nachan, an alleged member of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), is one of the main accused. "The court has framed the...
  • Education department clerk caught redhanded receiving Rs 15,000 bribe from a peon June 11, 2014

    A head clerk of the School Education department in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district was on Wednesday arrested by ACB sleuths for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a peon. 60yearold Gendram Sahu posted with the office of the District Education Officer in Ambikapur (district headquarters) was caught redhanded while accepting...
  • MP subengineer's illgotten assets worth Rs 2 crore seized June 4, 2014

    The district administration has so far seized properties worth Rs 2 crore belonging to a subengineer of the Regional Engineering Services (RES) department on the orders of a special court. The process of confiscation of propertiesboth movable and immovablebelonging to Arvind Tiwari began on Tuesday and is going on on Wednesday...
  • Disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.83 crore seized from DC May 1, 2014

    The Economic Offences Unit of Bihar police on Wednesday seized disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.83 crore from a senior deputy collector, who is currently under suspension. An FIR under Prevention of Corruption Act has been lodged against senior deputy collector of Vaishali district, Abhiram Trivedi, Additional Director General (HQ) Ravinder Kumar...
  • EC makes 1.86 lakh preventive arrests ahead of Gujarat polls April 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The State Election Commission has made 1,86,460 preventive arrests so far under CrPC to instill a sense of safety among voters and organise free and fair polls in Gujarat. The Election Commission made these arrests with the help of local police, a statement issued by the office of the State...
  • Delhi: Two arrested for racist remark against northeast student April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Two youth were arrested on Sunday for passing a racist remark against a student from the northeast, police said. Amit Kumar, 22, and Akash Kumar, 23, both residents of Bihar's Chhapra, were arrested after Hemang Haokip, 25, complained against them for the racist comment made midnight. The incident took...
  • BJP not interested in halting corruption: Narayanasamy March 3, 2014

    Chennai: Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday charged the BJP with not being interested in halting corruption as it had not supported the passage of an amendment Bill to the Prevention of Corruption Act in Parliament. "As the principal opposition party, the BJP should have supported the anti-corruption [amendment] bill, but...
  • Lokayukta police files charge sheet against IAS couple facing corruption charges February 22, 2014

    The Lokayukta police on Saturday filed a 6500pages long charge sheet against suspended IAS couple Arvind and Tinoo Joshi, accused of amassing assets worth Rs 41 crore. The Joshis are facing cases for disproportionate assets under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Indian Penal Code. Apart from the Joshis, the charge...
  • Government advocate accepts bribe from rape accused, caught redhanded February 21, 2014

    A government advocate was caught by the Lokayukta sleuths on Thursday for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 10,000 from a rape accused for absolving him from the charge in the court. Additional Government Prosecutor (AGP) Sambhajirao Gavde had demanded Rs 25,000 from the accused, Dilip Choudhary, Lokayukta sources said. Choudhry, hailing from...
  • Samastipur block development officer's house raided over disproportionate assets February 20, 2014

    The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of police conducted a raid at the house of a Bihar government official over his disproportionate assets, an official said on Thursday. The EOU team raided the house of Ishwar Dayal, block development officer (BDO) of Mohiuddin Nagar in Samastipur district on Wednesday and seized...
  • The Last Word: Is Kejriwal's charge in gas pricing wrong? February 12, 2014

    The AntiCorruption Bureau of Delhi government has registered an FIR on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's complaint on gas pricing. No individual has been named in the FIR even as Kejriwal's complaint mentions Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Union Minister Murli Deora and Verappa Moily. The FIR has been...
  • Bring commercial bodies under anticorruption act: Parliamentary panel February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The parliamentary standing committee on Personnel has recommended that commercial organisations should be brought under the ambit of the Prevention of Corruption Act. As per the recommendation, the person in charge of the organisation should be held accountable for all acts of corruption by employees and agents. The...
  • AntiCommunal Violence Bill deferred after uproar in Rajya Sabha February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prevention of Communal Violence Bill was deferred on Wednesday after a huge uproar when it was tabled in the Rajya Sabha. The Opposition questioned the legitimacy of the Bill on the grounds that the Bill will encroach on the rights of state governments and goes against the...
  • CBI flags off issues in amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: As the country heads towards general elections and with every political party making corruption a big issue, the government's proposed amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988 have come under serious scrutiny of the Central Bureau of Investigation. Even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone...
  • 2009 fake currency case: NIA court gives life term to six convicts January 30, 2014

    Mumbai: All six convicts in the fake currency case have been awarded life sentence by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court. The six people Abdul Shaikh, Mohammed Aizul, Ravi Dhiren Gosh Nooruddin Bari, Mohammed Samad and Aizul Shaikh had been convicted under Section 16 and 18 of...